Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long Part 1: Getting Started and Staircase Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016I’m so excited to share the first part of the Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf! (If you’re new to this pattern or the crochet-a-long, you can find all the details in this post.)
I’ve heard from many crocheters who are new to intermeshing crochet, and I’m so happy to be part of your introduction to this wonderful technique.

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

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Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 1: Getting Started and Staircase Stitch

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Explore intermeshing crochet with this reversible sampler infinity cowl. (Updated 7/26/2016)

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 4” (10 cm) wide x 54” (137 cm) long (unblocked).

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skeins ea in 174 Joshua Tree (CA) and 169 Shenandoah (CB), or approximately 175 yd (160 m) in ea of 2 contrasting colors in any medium weight yarn.

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  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Optional: 2 locking stitch markers.

Gauge

  • 17 sts x 8 rows (1A & 1B) in Staircase Stitch  = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc/b – double crochet in back of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • dc/f – double crochet in front of ch-1 sp of alternate color piece
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip st
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

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Pattern Instructions
Infinity Scarf

Foundation Rows

  • With CA, ch 20.
  • Foundation Row: Turn, sk 5 sts (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next st; rep from * across. Remove hook and set aside. (17 sts)
  • With CB, ch 18. Rep Foundation Row. (15 sts)

Staircase Stitch

Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This intermeshing crochet sampler pattern includes video tutorials. Stitch 1: Staircase Stitch

  • Turn so working yarn is on right (if right-handed), or on left (if left-handed). Place CA piece in front of (on top of) CB piece.
  • Drop CB yarn to front of project.
  • Row 1A: (RS) With CA, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), dc/f in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) twice, ch 1, dc/f in next st, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 1B: With CB, ch 4, dc/b in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) twice, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st.
  • Turn, drop CB yarn to front of project.
  • Row 2A: With CA, ch 4, dc/b in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/b in next st) twice, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc/f in next st) twice, drop CA and do not turn.
  • Row 2B: Rep Row 1B.
  • Rep Rows 1-2 until piece measures approximately 8.5” (22 cm) from start, ending after Row 2B.

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/07/25/layers-of-texture-infinity-scarf-part-1. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Layers of Texture Infinity Scarf Part 1: Staircase Stitch | Crochet-a-Long with Underground Crafter and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) - July 18 - August 29, 2016

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